2005 Honda S2000 – Sport Compact Car Magazine

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Powersports’ Wild Time S2000

Your retinas may be from the fierce sensory in front of you but rest assured this track-bred Honda is no show chump. Caged and this Honda has appeared at Circuit’s VTEC Festival and has wheel-to-wheel in the Okayama Circuit Cup.

The brain behind project is Powersports, a tuning based in Kansai, Japan who has a race-prepped 2.2-liter Prelude and Levin (Corolla to us). story began when a man Shoji Yasugi started a team named Garage in 1988. Following the establishment of his reputation and, basking in the motorsport scene, Yasugi the next logical step and Powersports back in 1992.

The they say, is history.

Honda, privately owned by Kojima, has evolved into current flagship racer and is now one of the well known S2000s in This exclusive yellow pearl, named in the distinctly Powersports Champion Color, is to a team member who lost his in a tragic car accident. More but still similar to the factory Imola Orange Pearl this unique tone was the beloved color of their comrade.

Today, all of the vehicles by Powersports are blessed with brilliant hue.

At a glance, the first thing on the car, besides the paint, is the armor of the Powerhouse Amuse GT1 kit. This wide-stanced treatment was designed in conjunction Polyphony Digital (the who brought you the video game Turismo) and adds aerodynamic along with the ability to fit racing rubber than

In a dream world devoid of and driveways, we suppose that bodywork could be used on a driven street car but we’d bet on bumpers and chipped paint. you consider the fact that stripped track-only S2000 is equipped with a Speedglass front windshield and lightweight Auto fiber reinforced (FRP) doors, it’s that the kit was chosen purely for its qualities. The front bumper was smartly modified to fit the Powersports FRP duct and Mugen air intake, helps feed cool air to the when at speed.

The hardtop and wing, both manufactured are just two of the many lightweight on this S2000 made pre-preg or dry carbon fiber. The and the trunk, also manufactured by are crafted with a wet lay-up technique and follow the factory almost exactly for a direct fit The strategically placed canards, on the bumpers, are also part of original product lineup, with the custom titanium exhaust.

After it fires up, the subtle of this Honda’s exhaust bouncing off the inner walls of the piping is enough to make any junkie wonder what’s in underneath.

As an earlier AP1-chassis this Honda’s stock engine was re-built for higher and, most importantly, torque. The engine displacement is now at built using many OEM components. The bottom end was rebuilt custom 87.25mm oversized (stock is 87.0mm), along an F22C crankshaft and connecting

With high revving requiring plenty of breathing on the head, a thorough head re-cut valve seats, and an throttle body all aid in directing the volume of air to each of the cylinders. On top of Toda Racing A2 camshafts and valve springs perfect the harmony of the head assembly. A 4-1 stainless steel exhaust made by Crosspipe, carries the spent exhaust to the aforementioned side exit pipe.

of Honda’s original engineering intact, simply because the already comes superbly from the factory. The cooling and systems, fuel injectors, and are all factory. The ECU is a factory Honda reflashed to help this put out a claimed 310 whp at 8204rpm and 211 lb/ft of at 6356rpm as measured on a Dynapack dyno.

But, before you go and get all Internet-tough on us, that Japanese premium is 100-octane and closer to our own race

The absence of a long list of parts may not satisfy the expectations of the mod-list heavy enthusiast lists floor mats as a but let it be known that the most Japanese tuning shops are to shatter course records a machine equipped with as few as possible. That feat in is considered to be a bragging right. On a racecar, every horsepower is taken into account and to the ground with efficiency as the concern.

For track use, the transmission was taken apart and with a secondary gear ratio change from the 1.160 to the AP2’s 1.208, shortening all the gears. The overall gear ratios were shortened even further the installation of a 4.5 final drive (stock is 4.1), which the S2000 to accelerate faster and through the revs faster the straightway.

And that strange duct on the side (remember, it’s Japan) rear? It’s the air that feeds cool air towards the Powersports differential With an automatic oil pump with a thermostat) on the rear of this car, the ATS carbon differential is able to stay even during sustained

Much of this Honda’s including the gearing, was specifically out to lay down a fast lap time at Circuit, Powersports’ home

A careful combination of Mugen and custom specified Swift were put together after the variety of corners, straightaways, characteristics, and the overall course of Central Circuit. After outings, almost all of the suspension have been swapped out for adjustment control. Front and spherical bearing Ikeya upper arms enable the of the camber settings while susceptible toe-control rod was converted an adjustable spherical bearing

Various suspension mounting on the chassis were strengthened steel plates, along spot welds applied to the areas. This isn’t mentioning the chassis stiffness the custom 16-point full cage. A modified ATL fuel with an in-tank fuel from a C35 Nissan Laurel a large volume surge which helps prevent starvation during high-g

Producing more power a small displacement, naturally engine can be difficult enough; it consistently lap after lap is another altogether. Powersports added 330mm front and two-piece slotted racing rotors for the The custom StopTech 4-piston sandwich Seido-ya RM550 metallic brake pads, the S2000 to a quick stop, any given velocity.

The 10.5-inch Enkei Racing RPF1 are wrapped with ADVAN 265/35/18 tires. With the Powerhouse Amuse body, is still even more to fit wide tires.

Kojima’s in the hands of Powersports, has become an art form, both inside and The vehicle is a tangible masterpiece represents the racing philosophy has been preaching about the beginning of his company. Don’t a book by its cover.

Honda (AP1)

Engine Code .

Type . 2169cc inline-four, block and head, VTEC valve timing and lift

Modifications . 0.25mm oversized F22C stock crankshaft and rods, port polish, seat modification, and engine by Powersports

Interior . 16-point roll cage, Recaro SPG bucket, Takata 6-point harness

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